Duncan Jones, the director of the 2016 Warcraft movie, has all but confirmed that his next project will be an adaptation of the Rogue Trooper comic book series. The news comes from a tweet posted last night, in which Jones not-so-cryptically teases the new project.
In a video, Jones considers what his new project could be through the medium of rhyme. Considering a comic book movie, he runs quickly through Marvel and DC, before settling on the 2000 AD universe. Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog are both mentioned, but at the end of the video, Jones takes off his hat, revealing a blue mohawk.
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If it weren’t clear, that’s a pretty clear reference to Rogue, the hero of the Rogue Trooper series. Rogue is a blue-skinned genetically-engineered super soldier, and the series focuses on Rogue and his comrades’ (who come in the form of biochips mounted on Rogue’s weaponry and equipment) search for the Traitor General.
Rogue Trooper’s first comic book showing took place in 1981. Since then, he’s also featured in four videogames. The most recent of those was Rogue Trooper Redux, a remaster of the 2006 title, which released in October 2017.
As promised… pic.twitter.com/6y3pzn2Cn1
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) July 15, 2018
Jones is best known for the Warcraft movie, and also directed 2011’s Source Code. His latest project, Mute, was released on Netflix in February this year. The Rogue movie appears to be in its very early stages, so don’t expect to see anything soon, but you can check out Jones’ teaser in the tweet above.